The long-overdue honor caps a long list of accolades for one of the best football players in school history, who completed his collegiate career by receiving the Morris Trophy as the Pacific-10 Conference’s top offensive lineman his senior year. The first-team all-conference and All-Coast choice, who played for the Ducks from 1980-83, earned the rare distinction of receiving league player-of-the-week acclaim following a 1983 win over
The 12-year National Football League veteran and seven-time Pro Bowl selection was named to the all-NFL first team on five occasions after breaking into the professional ranks with a two-year stint in the USFL.
The 1997 NFL offensive lineman of the year, who played for the Minnesota Vikings from 1986-92 before finishing with the Denver Broncos from 1993-97, accumulated a string of 169 consecutive professional starting assignments and played a big role in helping Denver win the Super Bowl his final season.
Zimmerman will be inducted with a class that includes former Washington Redskins teammates Darrell Green (cornerback) and Art Monk (wide receiver),
Inductions will be made at the Pro Football Hall of Fame game on Aug. 2.